Developing Tank, Kodak ; Eastman Kodak Company; 1900-1910; WY.2006.15

Name/Title

Developing Tank, Kodak

About this object

This is an early developing tank made by 'Kodak'.

At first films were processed in shallow dishes of chemicals, but this was not always easy and soon manufacturers sought ways to make home processing easier. In the Kodak tank Film was wound on to a rod, this was placed inside the tank, chemical poured in and the lid fitted whilst processing took place - all this to be done in total darkness.

The Kodak tank was difficult to improve on because it could cope with a very wide range of different roll film formats – there were literally dozens in the early 20th century.

Maker

Eastman Kodak Company

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900-1910

Period

1900s

Place Made

North & Central America, United States, New York, Rochester

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

Inscription and Marks

On base:L 'WY06015'
On lid: 'FILM KODAK TANK'

Measurements

See Parts.

Subject and Association Keywords

Sport and Leisure

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.2006.15

Copyright Licence  

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